Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

US Air Force Fact Sheets

US Air Force Fact Sheets – http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/FactSheets.aspx

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Who are the Guardian Angels of the US Air Force?
  • How heavy is an AIM-9 Sidewinder?
  • What are the functions of the Air Force Petroleum Agency?

Description:

The Air Force, like its sister services, shares information on weapons systems on this site, but there is more. This is like a complete reference to the US Air Force. You may browse fact sheets by alphabet or search using keyword and/or type. Search results may be sorted date or title.

The aircraft and weapons factsheets include a photo of the item under discussion, along with mission, Features, Background, General Characteristics (including unit cost in some cases), and point of contact. 

The experimental systems include the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which is the first resuable orbiter since the Space Shuttle. In 2010, it orbited the Earth for 224 days in orbit before landing autonomously on a landing strip at Vandenberg AFB in California.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: